Mike Francesa knows hockey - old-time hockey
Mike Francesa is not normally one to admit to a lack of knowledge about many subjects, but hockey is one of them.
The WFAN afternoon host regularly defers to guests or even callers on hockey matters, as it simply is not in his customary sports wheelhouse.
That was why I found it interesting Tuesday during an in-studio visit from Bobby Orr that the big guy not only was genuinely impressed to be in Orr's presence, but casually referenced seemingly half the roster of the early 1970s Bruins.
Upon pondering this, it isn't surprising. Most sports fans follow teams and games most intently during our teenaged years, and in Mike's case following the Rangers of the early 1970s naturally would have led to a thorough knowledge of the Bruins of that era.
I can relate. If you asked me right now to name the roster of the 1973-74 Flyers, I would come up with more than 50 percent of it. (Yes, that means you, Orest Kindrachuk!)
The 2013-14 Rangers? Umm . . . not so much.